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The Ninth Legislative District is among the largest in our state, covering all or part of six counties in eastern and southeastern Washington. Its many attractive features include some of the finest agricultural land in the United States, an outstanding public university and an inviting, primarily rural lifestyle. I am honored to represent the Ninth District at our Capitol for a 23rd consecutive year.

I am committed to providing Ninth District residents with accessible, responsible representation, and making sure the generations which follow ours – like our two children and three grandchildren – have opportunities to prosper which are at least equal to what we have enjoyed. That means working for fiscal stability, through sustainable budgeting and reasonable taxation, and sensible policies.

My particular interests as a lawmaker are, not surprisingly, agriculture and our state budget.

Again, thanks for visiting. If you have any questions or concerns about the issues facing our state, please contact me via e-mail, the toll free legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000 or my Olympia office at (360) 786-7620.

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Senate Republican Caucus celebrates 7th anniversary of Gov. Jay Inslee’s anti-tax pledge Senate Republican Caucus celebrates 7th anniversary of Gov. Jay Inslee’s anti-tax pledge
Governor has proposed $23 billion in new taxes since inaugural OLYMPIA – Republicans in the Washington Senate today are celebrating the 7th anniversary of Gov. Jay Inslee’s promise not to raise taxes – a campaign pledge that will live in Washington history as one of the clearest and firmest ever...
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Kahlotus, Lind, Ritzville awarded Community Development Block Grants
Kahlotus, Lind, Ritzville awarded Community Development Block Grants
Three communities in the 9th Legislative District are among about two dozen Washington rural cities or counties that will receive Community Development Block Grants from the state Department of Commerce this year. The local communities receiving grants are: Kahlotus, $680,000 for well and water distribution improvements. Lind, $750,000 for water...
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Schoesler applauds loan to Basin City water district Schoesler applauds loan to Basin City water district
State Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, is pleased that a Franklin County community will soon be able to complete an important water project. The state Public Works Board is awarding a $495,000 loan to the Basin City Water and Sewer District, which will use the loan to complete a project in...
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Schoesler encourages public to attend an agriculture fair
Schoesler encourages public to attend an agriculture fair
As summer enters its final month, fair season is fast approaching in many communities on both sides of the Cascades. Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, encourages the public to support Washington’s agricultural community by attending one or more fairs in the coming weeks. Schoesler, a fifth-generation wheat farmer whose...
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